NBA main slates on Sunday are usually on the smaller side, and a four-game offering will wrap up this weekend’s action. Tip-off times will range from 7:00 p.m. ET to 10:00 p.m. ET, and you might have to get creative to find cheap plays with limited options.
That being said, it is a great time to give you some value plays for your DFS contest. Unlike NFL DFS, where one pick can make or break your lineup or it’s tough to find quality low-tier value.
In NBA DFS, you can find quality value plays under $5K that can give you a quick 10 points off the bench, grab some rebounds, or stuff the stat sheet. It does not matter if you are playing a 50/50 or Double Up contest, we are going to provide you with three players that you need to put in your lineup.
Oshae Brissett, Indiana Pacers, $4,800
Brissett is likely to start for the third game in a row, as Domantas Sabonis (back) is doubtful for Sunday’s matchup against the Magic. It’s surprising to see Indiana’s temporary under $5K after recording back-to-back double-doubles on at least 38 minutes. Orlando rates well defensively on DraftKings on the year, but its frontcourt defense hasn’t been the same since Aaron Gordon was traded to the Denver Nuggets. If you can find a play under $5K that’s a near-lock to return at least 6x value, it’s hard to pass on it.
Raul Neto, Washington Wizards, $4,800
The Wizards have won seven games in a row, and their new, three-guard lineup has yielded a ton of success. Bradley Beal ($9,800) has acted as a small forward for his last two games, while Neto has partnered with Russell Westbrook ($11,000) in the backcourt. Neto has scored at least 32 DKFP in two straight games while competing with the NBA’s scoring leader and triple-double leader. Washington’s recent success suggests that keeping this lineup for Sunday’s matchup against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Onyeka Okongwu, Atlanta Hawks, $3,800
Clint Capela ($9,000) unexpectedly missed Friday’s game against the Miami Heat because of a back injury. Okongwu ended up filling in as a starter and recorded 18.75 DKFP in 28 minutes. Nathan Knight ($3,100) will be Atlanta’s only reliable backup center if Okongwu gets the start, and both rookies could get plenty of exposure regardless of the score.